1958 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Arnold Johnson
General manager(s)George Selkirk
Manager(s)Harry Craft
Local televisionnone
Local radioKMBC
(Merle Harmon, Ed Edwards)
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The 1958 Kansas City Athletics season was the team's fourth in Kansas City and the 58th in the American League. The season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 73 wins and 81 losses, 19 games behind the World Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 92 62 0.597 44–33 48–29
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 10 47–30 35–42
Boston Red Sox 79 75 0.513 13 49–28 30–47
Cleveland Indians 77 76 0.503 14½ 42–34 35–42
Detroit Tigers 77 77 0.500 15 43–34 34–43
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 0.484 17½ 46–31 28–48
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 0.474 19 43–34 30–47
Washington Senators 61 93 0.396 31 33–44 28–49


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KC NY WSH
Baltimore 10–12 9–13–1 10–11 10–12 12–10 8–14 15–7
Boston 12–10 10–12 12–10 10–12 12–10 9–13–1 14–8
Chicago 13–9–1 12–10 12–10 10–12 12–10 7–15 16–6
Cleveland 11–10 10–12 10–12 14–8 10–12 7–15 15–7
Detroit 12–10 12–10 12–10 8–14 12–10 12–10 9–13
Kansas City 10–12 10–12 10–12 12–10 10–12 9–13 12–10–2
New York 14–8 13–9–1 15–7 15–7 10–12 13–9 12–10
Washington 7–15 8–14 6–16 7–15 13–9 10–12–2 10–12


Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Harry Chiti 103 295 79 .268 9 44
1B Vic Power 52 205 62 .302 4 27
2B Héctor López 151 564 147 .261 17 73
SS Joe DeMaestri 139 442 97 .219 6 38
3B Hal W. Smith 99 315 86 .273 5 46
LF Bob Cerv 141 515 157 .305 38 104
CF Bill Tuttle 148 511 118 .231 11 51
RF Roger Maris 99 401 99 .247 19 53

[7]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Preston Ward 81 268 68 .254 6 24
Mike Baxes 73 231 49 .212 0 8
Bob Martyn 95 226 59 .261 2 23
Harry Simpson 78 212 56 .264 7 27
Frank House 76 202 51 .252 4 24
Chico Carrasquel 59 160 34 .213 2 13
Woodie Held 47 131 28 .214 4 16
Whitey Herzog 88 96 23 .240 0 9
Billy Hunter 22 58 9 .155 2 11
Kent Hadley 3 11 2 .182 0 0
Lou Klimchock 2 10 2 .200 1 1
Dave Melton 9 6 0 .000 0 0
Jim Small 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Milt Graff 5 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games played; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ralph Terry 40 216.2 11 13 4.24 134
Ned Garver 31 201.0 12 11 4.03 72
Jack Urban 30 132.0 8 11 5.93 54
Alex Kellner 7 33.2 0 2 5.88 22
John Tsitouris 1 3.0 0 0 3.00 1

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games played; IP = Innings Pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Herbert 42 175.0 8 8 3.50 108
Bob Grim 26 113.2 7 6 3.56 54
Murry Dickson 27 99.0 9 5 3.27 46
Bud Daley 26 70.2 3 2 3.31 39
Duke Maas 10 55.1 4 5 3.90 19
Bob Davis 8 31.0 0 4 7.84 22
Wally Burnette 12 28.1 1 1 3.49 11
Howie Reed 3 10.1 1 0 0.87 5

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Tom Gorman 50 4 4 8 3.51 44
Dick Tomanek 36 5 5 5 3.61 50
Walt Craddock 23 0 3 0 5.89 22
Virgil Trucks 16 0 1 2 2.05 15
Glenn Cox 2 0 0 0 9.82 1
Ken Johnson 2 0 0 0 27.00 1
Carl Duser 1 0 0 0 4.50 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Phil Cavarretta
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Les Peden
A Albany Senators Eastern League Al Evans
B Rochester/Winona A's Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Burl Storie and Lew Krausse, Sr.
C Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League Billy Capps
D Selma Cloverleafs Alabama–Florida League Tommy Giordano
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Plainview Athletics Sophomore League Vince Plumbo

Rochester franchise moved to Winona, June 29, 1958[8]

References

  1. ^ Billy Martin page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Harry Chiti page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Ramón Conde page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Hunter goes to Indians for Chico
  6. ^ Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "1958 Kansas City Athletics Statistics".
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007